Wikipedia has decided to restrict its editors from expressing opposition to same-sex marriage on its platform — a decision that comes months after co-founder Larry Sanger said the site’s neutrality policy was “dead.”
Volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia’s articles can no longer include on their profile page any “userbox” — a badge expressing their beliefs — that is against gay marriage. For example, one such userbox states, “This user believes marriage is between one man and one woman.”
The decision was made after a recent discussion where “predominantly left-wing editors” argued such a stance was “discriminatory” and against site policy, according to Breitbart.
The discussion began after an editor, Adam Cuerden, suggested that just one userbox be deleted, calling it “pretty explicitly homophobic” and citing a site guideline prohibiting “inflammatory or divisive” content in userboxes. Soon, he suggested that other userboxes in favor of traditional marriage should also be deleted.
The move led site administrator “Ad Orientem” to resign, according to The Christian Institute, which noted that the administrator pointed out that the decision was “clearly inconsistent” with the project’s commitment to neutrality and condemned hostile comments about traditional marriage supporters.
They “represent an ugly tendency to condemn the views of others as outside the bounds of acceptable thought, never minding those views are held by the vast majority of people globally and the followers of most of the world’s major religious faiths,” the administrator was quoted as saying.
In May, Wikipedia co-founder Sanger had declared that the site’s “NPOV,” or neutral point of view, “is dead.”
“The original policy long since forgotten, Wikipedia no longer has an effective neutrality policy,” he wrote. “There is a rewritten policy, but it endorses the utterly bankrupt canard that journalists should avoid what they call ‘false balance.’ The notion that we should avoid ‘false balance’ is directly contradictory to the original neutrality policy.”
The above comes from an Oct. 18 story in the Christian Post.
So leftists tear down statues, burn churches and silence opposing views, how long before dissent to their secular gods is outlawed? All you liberal Catholics, will you applaud the arrest and imprisonment of Your Fellow Catholics? We on this site have seen too much of your twisted apologetics to believe you would object.
Maybe we need to reconsider the phrase, “liberal Catholic”. A Catholic is a person who believes and accepts all that the Catholic Church teaches. Those who do not accept the teachings of the church, including many members of the hierarchy and clergy, should probably not be referred to as Catholic. Just as those whose DNA proves that they are female should not be referred to as male.
Secular god is an oxymoron.
The tearing down of statues, the burning of churches, and the silencing of opposing views – Reminds me of 1917 Russia.
It’s an illiberal shadow that continues to extend over the land.
And how does your comment relate to the article? Why so much anger?
Virtue shaming has infiltrated into all aspects of life and is being codified into law, but you feel no need for righteous anger? The question is why are you so docile as this all happens, no one will be unscathed, not even the demonically deceived who thought stomping on God’s laws was a good idea.
Silicon Valley is full of radical, ignorant, immoral, immature babies– “too big for their britches!” Since its inception– I have always ignored Silicon Valley — and detested their very existence, destroying our societies, worldwide! And worse than their pitiful, sick “gay” marriage garbage– is their filthy language, pornography, and sex trafficking, allowed as babyish “free speech,” on that “Garbage Machine From Hell!” No grown-up, adult sense of responsibility, integrity, and respect for moral decency, no Code of Ethics– even for the safety of children! Or the safety of your poor mom or grandma, who takes a computer class! Or common decency, for school teachers, clergy, nuns, and many fine professionals to safely use and depend on! Shame on them! Worthless!